ease up - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [intransitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyease up
he/she/iteases up
present participleeasing up
past tenseeased up
past participleeased up
  1. 1
    same as ease off (sense 1)

    They waited nearly four hours for the storm to ease up.

  2. 2
    to become less severe towards someone
    ease up on:

    Government forces appear to be easing up on the rebels.

See also main entry: ease